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[06/18/12 - 03:24 PM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's "Super Soul Sunday" Wins Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series
"'Super Soul Sunday' is the reason Oprah wanted to create this platform," said Sheri Salata, president, OWN.

[via press release from OWN]

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK'S "SUPER SOUL SUNDAY" WINS DAYTIME EMMY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS SERIES

With "Super Soul Sunday" OWN Posts 21 Consecutive Weeks of Double-Digit Growth In Total Day with Key Demos

Los Angeles, CA - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's "Super Soul Sunday" (Sundays at 11 a.m.) received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series at last night's 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony.

"'Super Soul Sunday' is the reason Oprah wanted to create this platform," said Sheri Salata, president, OWN. "Oprah's vision is to use television to drop little pieces of light into our consciousness and this is the beginning of the fulfillment of that dream. We are thrilled that our first Emmy is for this show."

The series has contributed to the channel's 21 consecutive weeks of double-digit total day growth with women 24-54 and total viewers versus year ago numbers (+25% W25-54, +25% P2+).

"Super Soul Sunday" which debuted in October 2011, has featured top thinkers, authors and spiritual leaders including Wayne Dyer, Gary Zukav, Deepak Chopra, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Tony Robbins, Iyanla Vanzant, Ram Dass, Debbie Ford and DeVon Franklin just to name a few.

Upcoming episodes include:
June 24 - Oprah and author Caroline Myss: Intuition, Purpose and Grace
July 1 - Bishop T.D. Jakes and Deepak Chopra: Living From The Core
July 8 - Oprah And Ram Dass: Fierce Grace
July 15 - Wayne Dyer's film "The Shift"
July 22 - Oprah's Book Club 2.0: Oprah & author of "Wild" Cheryl Strayed

Additional new episodes will feature Marianne Williamson, Eckhart Tolle and Michael Singer.

Honored with the Daytime Emmy were executive producers Jill Barancik and Corny Koehl, co-executive producers Lisa Weiss and Amy Ward, producer Heather McGinley, and line producer Lisa Richards.

About Super Soul Sunday

The Emmy Award-winning series "Super Soul Sunday" (Sundays at 11 a.m.) delivers a thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring block of programming designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. Featuring all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, and spiritual leaders, "Super Soul Sunday" is comprised of exclusive interviews in studio and on location at the serene oak grove at Winfrey's California home and on the coast in Maui. Also featured are critically-acclaimed documentaries and short-form content from SoulPancake (the production company co-founded by "The Office's" Rainn Wilson). Exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, wellness, spirituality and conscious living, "Super Soul Sunday" presents an array of perspectives on what it means to be alive in today's world. For more information, please visit www.oprah.com/supersoulsunday. To connect via social media, follow us on www.twitter.com/supersoulsunday and www.facebook.com/supersoulsunday.

About OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

A joint venture between Harpo, Inc. and Discovery Communications, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is a multi-platform media company designed to entertain, inform and inspire people to live their best lives. OWN debuted on January 1, 2011 on what was the Discovery Health Channel and is in approximately 85 million homes. The venture also includes the award-winning digital platform, Oprah.com.

Source: The Nielsen Company OWN ratings are coverage ratings.





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